David Paterson

An award-winning playwright and screenwriter, David has penned more than two-dozen plays, twelve of which are published through Samuel French Inc. David has served as a panelist for numerous film festivals in the United States and abroad and is in great demand as a guest lecturer and motivational speaker at colleges and universities. His works have been performed on Broadway, Off Broadway, and throughout the world. He is the only playwright ever to have three plays premier on the New York City stage in one month. In 2005 David ventured into the world of film. He adapted his play Finger Painting in a Murphy Bed into a screenplay and produced it. David’s second feature, Disney’s Bridge to Terabithia, was one of the most successful releases of 2007. David is currently in preproduction for three features,  Pieces of the Sky, The Great Gilly Hopkins, and Changing Tides.